Calm With Horses: Filmmaker Roundtable
Join a discussion with director Nick Rowland

Date: 12 Mar 2020
Time: 17:00
Location: Showroom Cinema
15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
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Calm With Horses is the gripping debut feature from award-winning NFTS alumni Nick Rowland. It brings together two of the UK and Ireland's most hotly-tipped actors - Cosmo Jarvis and Barry Keoghan - to tell a story of fraying criminal ties and family bonds in rural Ireland. Arm is an ex-boxer turned mob enforcer who finds himself torn between the pull of two families: his employers, the drug-dealing Devers clan; and his own family, who need Arm to step up and be a father to his autistic son. His loyalties are pushed to their limits when the Devers ask him to kill for the first time and the mother of his child threatens to move away.

Ahead of Calm With Horses' general release on 13 March, the film is going on tour, bringing special director Q&A events to cinemas across the country. As part of the tour's Sheffield leg, we're excited to be hosting a Filmmaker Roundtable with Nick Rowland before the screening where local creatives will have the chance to sit down with Nick to discuss his work, ask questions and get advice.

Book your place

Places at the Filmmaker Roundtable are free and available to creatives working in the North of England.

To book your spot, email our BFI NETWORK team with your name, role and a paragraph on why you'd like to attend using the subject line "Calm With Horses." Please RSVP by 9:00am Tuesday, 10 March.

RSVP to:


  • Thursday, 12 March @ Showroom Cinema
  • 5:00pm - 5:50PM - Filmmaker Roundtable
  • 6:00pm - Calm With Horses + Q&A

About Nick Rowland

Nick Rowland is an award-winning directing graduate of the National Film and Television School (NFTS). Before graduating, his work as a director had earned him a Royal Television Society Award for Dancing in the Ashes, a nomination for Best Short Film at the Sundance Film Festival for Out of Sight and a nomination for Best Short Film at the BAFTAs and the BIFAs for Slap.